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Stewart McKelvey is Atlantic Canada’s largest law firm and one of the 20 largest in the country.

We are more than 225 lawyers. We are six offices throughout the four Atlantic provinces. We are full-service. But most importantly, we are leaders in providing the legal knowledge and innovative solutions clients need to move forward confidently.

“Atlantic Canada Law Firm of the Year”

- 2021 Canadian Law Awards

Announcements

Stewart McKelvey named Best Law Firm by Atlantic Business Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards

Stewart McKelvey has been chosen as Best Law Firm by the readers of Atlantic Business Magazine. As part of the second annual Readers’ Choice Awards, members of the business community from across the Atlantic region voted on the best suppliers and businesses across 18 categories, which were compiled to reveal the Best of Atlantic Canada.…
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Stewart McKelvey pleased to announce six Firm lawyers to be admitted as partners

We are pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2022 the following associates will be admitted as partners: Michelle Chai (Halifax) Matthew Craig (St. John’s) Danielle Harding (Fredericton) Jonathan O’Kane, Conor O’Neil, P.Eng. and Julia Parent (Saint John) Congratulations on this significant career milestone.
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Thought Leadership

Nova Scotia relaunches Paid Sick Leave Program

Rick Dunlop and Will Wojcik Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Program (“Program”) is now open for applications. Employers can now be reimbursed for employees’ time off work to comply with public health requirements, including time off work to receive rapid tests, booster shots or self isolate. The Program applies retroactively to December 20, 2021…

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Retailer’s mandatory mask mandate – no discrimination based on disability or religious belief

Sean Kelly and Will Wojcik A recent decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta (“Tribunal”) dismissing a customer’s allegations of discrimination based on physical disability and religious belief against a Natural Food Store’s mandatory mask policy confirms our recent thoughts that triers of fact will take a measured and principled approach to enforcing mandatory mask…

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